Oh? Ditto is out! How to catch Ditto in PokemonGo

November 23rd, 2016 | PokemonGo News

Ditto. Moves: Transform, StruggleDitto made its first appearance in Pokemon Go yesterday (Nov 22, 2016). You can get it by catching an ordinary pokemon such as Pidgey, Rattata, Magikarp or Zubat which will then turn into Ditto! After disguised Ditto is caught, a message ‘Oh?’ pops up over the pokeball instead of the usual ‘Gotcha!’, then the screen goes purple and your low-level pokemon morphs into Ditto. Dittos in disguise can be found while using incense and lure modules. Ditto is not a region-specific pokemon and can be found anywhere in the world. It’s possible to catch multiple Dittos. Ditto’s average height is 0.3m and Ditto’s average weight is 4.0kg.

Ditto in Gym Battles

Ditto’s moves are Transform and Struggle.

In gym battles, Ditto will transform into the first Pokemon it sees and will change its type and moves accordingly. Ditto doesn’t adopt opponent’s Combat Power (CP), so unless your Ditto is particularly powerful, it will transform into a rather helpless Dragonite, Gyarados or whoever else your Ditto is battling against.

Defending PokemonGo Gym

When fighting in the gym, Ditto will only transform once, and will stay in the form of this transformed pokemon throughout the battle with the whole squad.

When Ditto is facing Ditto in a gym battle, it will not transform. It can use its Struggle attack to fight the opponent, but the battle between two Dittos is exceptionally unremarkable.

When Ditto is defending a gym, it’s not disguised as other pokemon, it just looks like Ditto.

Ditto as a PokemonGo Buddy

As a PokemonGo buddy, Ditto will find you one candy for every 3km you walk together. Ditto does not evolve into anything in PokemonGo, but candies can be useful for powering it up. A powered up Ditto will make a better gym defender.


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Ultimate PokemonGo Evolution Guide

November 14th, 2016 | Tips and Tricks

You can get new pokemon in two ways:

  • catch them in the wild, and
  • evolve the pokemon you already have.

Catching pokemon in the wild is mostly down to luck (although maps and trackers can help), whereas evolving pokemon depends on having enough candy of a certain type.

Magikarp Evolution Gyarados CPYou need 400 candies to evolve Magikarp into Gyarados.
 

The ‘cheapest’ pokemon to evolve are pidgeys, weedles and caterpies. These are the types you would collect for a lucky egg mass evolutions to boost your XP.

The most ‘expensive’ and difficult to evolve pokemon is Gyarados – you need 400 Magikarp candies for the evolution, and you need to catch a strong enough Magikarp that makes the evolution worthwhile. The vast majority of Magikarps are very weak – look for Magikarps with CP of at least around 150, which would evolve into approximately CP 1800 Gyarados.

The rest of the pokemon need 25, 50 or 100 candies for evolution.

How Many Candies are Required to Evolve Each Pokemon?

Here’s a full list of how many candies are required to evolve each of the pokemons.

12 Candies Pidgey
Weedle
Caterpie
25 Candies Bulbasaur
Charmander
Squirtle
Rattata
Nidoran ♀
Nidoran ♂
Oddish
Poliwag
Abra
Machop
Bellsprout
Geodude
Gastly
Eevee
Dratini
50 Candies Metapod
Kakuna
Pidgeotto
Spearow
Ekans
Pikachu
Sandshrew
Clefairy
Vulpix
Jigglypuff
Zubat
Paras
Venonat
Diglett
Meowth
Psyduck
Mankey
Growlithe
Tentacool
Ponyta
Slowpoke
Doduo
Seel
Grimer
Shellder
Drowzee
Krabby
Voltorb
Exeggcute
Cubone
Koffing
Rhyhorn
Horsea
Goldeen
Staryu
Omanyte
Kabuto
100 Candies Ivysaur
Charmeleon
Wartortle
Nidorina
Nidorino
Gloom
Poliwhirl
Kadabra
Machoke
Weepinbell
Graveler
Haunter
Dragonair
400 Candies Magikarp

Lucky Egg Mass Evolutions

PokemonGo Lucky Egg Double XPIn order to progress through the levels faster, you can collect all the low-level life (pidgeys, weedles, caterpies and whoever else happens to wander about in large quantities) and evolve them all in one go, whilst using a lucky egg. Each evolution is normally 500 XP, but lucky egg doubles up the XP to 1000, and if you keep evolving your pokemon for the whole of 30 minutes, you can get up to 60,000 XP by using this technique.

If you don’t quite have enough pokemon to keep evolving them for 30 minutes, consider doing your lucky egg mass evolution near a pokestop. Place a lure module, and in between your evolutions, catch the pokemon and spin the pokestop to get double XP for those actions too.

How many evolutions can you do in 30 minutes? Tell us at Pokemon151 Forums.